Summary

Overview

  • Engineer with 17 years of combined experience in research, teaching, and industry
  • Post-doctoral work in the application of deep learning to solve medical imaging problems
  • Ph.D. in the application of machine learning to study epileptic seizures from brain MRI
  • Senior software architect with experience in education, finance, government, technology and medical research industries
  • Highly experienced coder (originally C++, Java, mostly Python for AI currently)
  • Efficient project manager with experience on resource planning, team building, project execution, quality control, risk and change management and supporting management tools
  • Excellent communicator, able to translate complex technical matters into easy to understand terms for non-technical audiences, such as investors, customers and other stakeholders.
  • Solid business skills including marketing, business strategy, capital raising, technology planning and team management
  • Former Chief Technology Officer at Awake Labs
  • Fluent in Spanish and conversational French.

 

Recent Achievements

  • Currently implementing an emotionally intelligent AI assistant that can answer natural language questions regarding the user state of mind using behavioral and physiological data (July 2017)
  • The book WebGL Insights (I am a co-author) has been downloaded more than 10K times!  (July 2017)
  • Invited lecturer at the high-performance computer symposium (HPCS2017) at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON. Title of my lecture: Application of deep learning to medical imaging problems (June 2017)
  • Designed and implemented a real-time, mobile AI platform for the analysis of physiological signals (heart rate, body temperature, level of activity, transpiration) for Awake Labs (March 2017)
  • Presented my results on deep learning applied to ultrasound feature recognition at IBM Research Almaden using IBM’s Neuromorphic chip (June 2016)
  • My Ph.D. work was featured on the cover of the prestigious Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics journal, in the special edition on machine learning (April 2015)
  • Principal author of the book Beginner’s Guide to WebGL. WebGL is a technology to implement real-time graphics rendering in JavaScript with GPU support
  • Co-authored WebGL insights, a WebGL book launched at SIGGRAPH’2015
  • Received the “Gonzalo Esguerra” national research award by the Colombian Radiology Society for my master’s project in 2007